Cayli has a passion for helping feed those who are hungry. She's the motivation behind our family's involvement with our church's outreach to the local homeless people. She's normally shy and quiet, but in the serving line, her face brightens as she talks to these people who are so thankful to have the grilled hamburgers, chips and homemade brownies.
We have discovered that "homeless" can mean 3 different things:
- People who just prefer living on the streets. It may be hard and cold during the winter, but they find their friends and acceptance in this street culture.
- People who really just need a little help. They are willing to work for a living but have recently lost a job or a home. Some of these families are living in a car because car insurance is more affordable than a house payment.
- People who abuse drugs and/or alcohol and the addiction has cost them everything. Their drug-induced highs are the only "hope" they feel.
So every month, Cayli does exactly what God has placed in her heart to do: She makes and serves homemade brownies.
Here's her recipe:
Though it's not a lot, and we wish we could do more, it's what she can offer now. And she eagerly serves, talks to and prays for these people.
And I love seeing how God is shaping her heart. :)